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Emotions & Memory
Neurobiology and behavior research
professor James McGaugh received the
Psychology prize for discovering that
stress hormones such as epinephrine
and cortisol play a critical part in
determining why we remember some
things more vividly than others.
“IN-SCHRIFT 2,” an orchestral work that explores
the boundaries of musical space, has earned
German composer Wolfgang Rihm the 2015
University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for
The 15-minute piece incorporates spatial effects
and other inventive techniques to evoke a wide
range of sound and emotion, said award director
Teachers can thrive when they are treated with
dignity and given freedom to exercise professional
judgment together. Undue emphasis on teacher
accountability has subverted the profession by
pitting teachers and schools against each other
and stealing the joy of teaching.
The Rule of the Clan
Clans, societies based on kinship, have existed
throughout history. Often found in nations with weak
governments, they exist today in many predominately
Muslim countries, including those in the wake of Arab
Spring revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa.
Because these groups developed their values from
tribal principles, they place collective strength above
personal freedom – a clash that puts them in tension
with liberal societies and causes them to resist “reform”
by outside forces.
Christianity contributed to segregation and racism in America
beginning in colonial times. A renewal of Christian imagination
must take place to heal those divides.